Houseplants and gardening thread Anonymous 54094
I don't remember seeing a thread about plant stuff on CC but I love them. Did anyone else go overboard with the pre-post-apocalyptic stuff in March, and start a huge kitchen garden? I'm growing some cucumbers, tomatoes, and alpine strawberries lol.
Post your plant situations, aspirations, variegations, etc etc.
Oh yeah. A neighbour gave me so many tomato and runner bean plants. I bought some cowslip and catmint seeds and the other day I treated myself to a monstera deliciosa for my room.
Monsteras are my fave houseplant, they're super easy to care for and really make the room cozy and kinda witchy with their huge leaves. Sometimes you have to chop large plants into pieces and grow them in separate pots though when they get too chaotic, so I'm not sure what the endgame is, just drowning in endless monsteras?
Out of curiosity I also sometimes check what's happening in the variegated monstera scene, it's really something else lol.
I'm not sure what the endgame is, just drowning in endless monsteras?
Hahaha this is delightful anon I love you
yup, I built two raised beds at the start of quarantine, and I have some more plants that aren't in the beds. This picture is from about a month or so ago.
I'm growing tomatoes, kale, peas, cilantro, basil, garlic, watermelon, broccoli, carrots, and peppers
Whats worked out well is the kale, tomatoes, watermelon, basil, and I think the garlic.
A third of my pea plants died. Nothing else has shown much progress :/
Well as long as they're not dying, it should be okay. Just be patient.
Gonna necro this thread instead of making my own. Anyone else like SUPER into plants? I'm crazy about collecting them. I started off worh cacti and succulents but recently I've moved towards actual leafy plants. I have 20+ in my home and still growing my collection
I recently bought a half dead calathea that I managed to bring back to life and a croton that I'm incredibly intimidated by
That sounds beautiful. I'm working towards that. I want to be surrounded by green.
I have a black thumb when it comes to sprouting, but it turns out buying seedlings means even I can grow plants. I have five tomatoes, one pepper, two pine trees that my work was going to throw away after Christmas, and one maple tree that tried to grow in the gutter.
Also, did anyone else try balkanradfem's advice on pee
fertilizer? I tried it on all my outdoor plants and they grew more in one day than all of last week. Definitely recommend it.
How to make: Pee in a jar when you're well hydrated and healthy. Dilute to one part urine to ten parts water, use this to water your plants once every two weeks and watch them explode in growth.
I can feel the rust developing from here.
I have planted lots of herbs this summer: basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, tarragon and chinese parsley. Nom!
Sadly one of my beloved cacti died and I don't really know what happened. rip :<
During the outset, I completely landscaped my yard and now have 50-something plants. I've got a dwarf lemon tree, tomatoes, celery, onions, potatoes, spring onions, bok choy, shallots, cabbage, broccoli, garlic, lettuce and spinach.
I wanted to build a hydroponics bay filled with racks, but with stores closed, I could only get farming material from my boyfriend's family.
I'm also considering trying to transplant a bee colony that's in a tree and start collecting honey, but I think I'll collect some gear and skills before I attempt that.
Jealous of the mini lemon tree, anon. I'm germinating some lemon trees in a ziplock bag because I really really want to grow a tree that isn't a fucking avocado.
I'm also working on hydroponics. I'm planning to put together my own little hydroponics system with stuff from my local hardware store
>>89454>Grow shitloads of oregano, rosemary, cilantro, dill, mint, and thyme.>Every single basil plant withers and dies after like a week
I just want to make pesto
I plan on having a few of these dwarf trees, considering each one can fruit 4 or 5 at a time. Should give me plenty of homemade lemonade. (If you've never had good lemonade before, look up recipes with oleo-saccharum. They have an incredible depth of flavour)
I found the Kratky method of hydroponics and I've been collecting pieces to put together a neat and tidy bay. I like that it's low maintenance and just requires refilling and a schedule of nutrients.
Look for African blue basil. The taste is close enough to make good pesto, and it's hardier than regular Italian basils.
People need to be warned about oregano like they need to be warned about mint. My entire lawn would be oregano if I didn't watch out.
Its rosemary for me. Its literally too goddamn dark in my country for most of the time so it always dies.
>People need to be warned about oregano like they need to be warned about mint. My entire lawn would be oregano if I didn't watch out.
I was always thought that mint would be very delicate. Hell I was wrong. I had one in a big raised bed and frozen solid from top to ground for a month and after the last remains of last summer died off it just came back in like a few weeks even bigger and suffocated everything else I planted new. Pro side is that I now have so much mint that I will be able to drink mint tea probably for the rest of my life without ever buying one again.
Who is this cute lizard I see so much? Very nice!
I have a started propagating any plant I even mildly fancy out on the street in addition to buying succulents for my collection. I want so many plants that my house looks like a jungle. I moss growing on me
Ive been growing a metric ton of houseplants over the past 2 or 3 years. All they hype has raised prices tho for the worse. Been doing what I can to propagate and trade for more un common stuff.
Got ahold of a lot of magnificum seeds that im germinating
I raise all my own shit now. I'm propagating ivy by the fist full to cover the inside of my house with hanging plants and I using seeds from the fruit of my own cactus collection to grow them by the dozen
Why should I be arsed paying €10 to €40 every time I want a new plant? I can have a whole plant experience by planting, raising, and feeling the pride of watching my efforts turn into flourishing plants
Is outdoor mint aromatic? I have some open space in my garden and I dont mind having a whole patch of mint growing. I love mint tea and the smell would be fantastic(it it smells strongly)
There's something really satisfying about propagating plants from food scraps. I have a spot in my yard specifically for any food waste I believe has a chance of growing, like onion roots, potato peels, cabbage stalks, carrot tops, etc.>>90153
It's considered an aromatic plant, but I don't really smell anything from my peppermint unless I cut it and then the area has a nice mint smell. It could be different for other mint varieties.
Finally moved out and have a huge window for indoor plants and a balcony for potted plants. I want to get into gardening and fill our new home with lots of greenery. Unfortunately I’ve never hardened in my life ever. Any suggestions for a beginner? All I have so far are two empty pots, planning to get a watering can, pruning sheets and soil (dunno what kind tho lol). I recently bought a mini rose bush for my fiancé’s birthday and already some of the leaves are drying out and turning brown. It’s still in the plastic pot it came in.
I’m also planning to grow green onions by buying them from the grocery store, chopping off the roots, and planting them in soil n.n
I meant gardened and I also meant shears not sheets
(you know those clippers for leaves and stuff?)
I started planting chives. I can't wait to have a huge bunch of green onions taking over my porch. I can't wait to see them with buds (you can put them in salads and broths)
Samefag I also have the weirdest basil that's been alive for two years now. Well, it's been living since before the pandemic and it's still going. Online they told me it should die!it never has. And I can never eat enough of it. It's a little leggy as hell but I refuse to let it die! I'm not sure how to get rid of the leggyness and not sure if I should still pinch off the blooms, to stimulate foliage??? It's just so dead at the bottom, am I wearing it out by doing that?
I keep chili's, but one of them died in the winter after I brought the pot in and spider mites attacked.
Had a couple cases of spider mites actually, they were pretty bad ovrr winter. But I also have this amazing organic pest spray, and it saved 90% of my plants from that fate( which btw also smells nice)
Everytime I use it the spidermites dissappear. Just in case now, I douse my plants with it regularly. I used to be so so worried they'd come back. They haven't in months.
I read online I should actually just throw out all the plants that were huddled inside during winter with mites, but I'm SO glad I didn't. I just sprayed them like crazy for a few weeks and pretty regularly still and they are all pretty fine. I have most of the plants I started out with thank God.
Pls share organic spray brand thanks!
chives are great in basically everything. that should be fun, anon.
Earth's Ally 3 in 1 plant spray.